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HB21-1119

Suicide Prevention, Intervention, & Postvention

Concerning lowering the suicide rate by enhancing care for persons affected by suicide, and, in connection therewith, broadening Colorado's focus to include suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill broadens the state's priorities and focus on suicide and suicide attempts and the after-effects of those actions on attempt survivors, family, friends, health care providers, first and last responders, educators, and students in schools where a suicide or suicide attempt has occurred.

The following entities are renamed as follows to reflect the new state focus:

  • The "office of suicide prevention" is renamed as the "office of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention";
  • The "suicide prevention commission" is renamed as the "suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention commission" and its duties expanded to include training and education for health care providers, first and last responders, and educators, as well as developing a plan for follow-up care for suicide attempt survivors who were treated in an emergency department;
  • The "Colorado suicide prevention plan" is renamed as the "Colorado suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention plan". The components of the plan are expanded to include training and education for health care providers, first and last responders, and educators, as well as developing a plan for follow-up care for suicide attempt survivors who were treated in an emergency department.
  • The "crisis and suicide prevention training grant program" is renamed as the "crisis and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention training grant program"; and
  • The "suicide prevention coordination cash fund" is renamed as the "suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention coordination cash fund".

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

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Passed

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